12 Before 9 - The Throes
Track Listing
  1. So Controversial
  2. Circles of the Wheel
  3. It Bothers Me
  4. Mess With Me
  5. Words
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  1. So Controversial
  2. Circles of the Wheel
  3. It Bothers Me
  4. Mess With Me
  5. Words
  6. 12 Before 9
  7. Confidence Man
  8. Reckless Feeling
  9. We'll Breathe
  10. Stunned
  11. So Controversial (Reprise)
  12. Bye-Bye
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A significant step forward after the calamitous Fall on Your World, 12 Before 9 is sunnier and less tedious than its predecessor. Opening with the jangling, sarcastic "So Controversial" (written for Michael Roe, frontman of the 77's), the band regains much of their melodic sensibilities. Bill Campbell remains the band's only original member, and the Throes are beginning to seem increasingly like a product of his singular vision. Though they are still sandbagged by occasional bouts of psychedelia (the unforgivable "Circles ...